Sri Lankan Airlines join hands with HNB for global digital payment needs

Establishing its presence as a global digital payment solutions provider, Sri Lanka’s leading Merchant
Acquiring bank, HNB PLC, signed on as Internet Payment Gateway Provider for the national carrier,
Sri Lankan Airlines.
The airline joins the most extensive portfolio of local merchants with access to enhanced e-
commerce functionalities with the ability to offer customers seamless, robust and secure payment
experiences via HNB’s integrated e-Commerce payment management service CyberSource.
HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail & SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne and Sri Lankan Airline’s
Chief Executive Officer, Richard Nuttall were present at a special ceremony to mark the occasion.
“Since its launch in Sri Lanka, CyberSource has become the backbone of some of the largest e-
commerce platforms and businesses, strengthening their presence across digital platforms. Over the
recent past, we have witnessed a growing number of enterprises signing up for the facility
strengthening the digital revolution and gaining speed in the country. Given our success in the local
market, we are now venturing into the global market, and we are honoured to have done so with
the country’s global travel partner Sri Lankan Airlines,” HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail &
SME Banking Sanjay Wijemanne said.
Interconnected to SL Airline’s very own Internet Booking Engine (IBE), Plus-Grade, Charika App,
IVR & Holidays, CyberSource will facilitate transactions and reimbursements in multiple currencies
across the airline’s mobile and online portlets. HNB payment gateway is also facilitated with industry
prominent secure payment acceptance with EMV 3D secure.
Moreover, HNB will offer access to the CyberSource Decision Manager, a fully-fledged fraud
management system, to screen all e-commerce transactions and mitigate possible fraud.
HNB is keen on working hand in hand with Sri Lankan Airlines to strengthen the partnership by
extending the advanced digital solutions currently in possession by the bank. Further, HNB is also
planning to change the traditional means of accepting transactions by promoting digitalized e-
commerce solutions to the industry whilst driving the digital initiative of the country.

HNB e-Commerce Solutions

Relationship Officers, Shehan Felsianes and Dilshan Fonseka,
HNB Product Head – Merchant Services & Digital Pay Products, Gayan Gunawardane, HNB Head of
Acquiring & Digital Payment Solutions, Zacky Ahmed, MS & A Director – Visa Sri Lanka & Maldives,
Nalin Dissanayake, HNB Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan, HNB Deputy General Manager – Retail& SME Banking, Sanjay Wijemanne, SLA Chief Executive Officer, Richard Nuttall, SLA Head of
Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Dimuthu Tennakoon, SLA Group Head of IT – Chamara Perera,
SLA Manager – IT Passenger Services & Cargo Systems, Priyanga Weeraratne, SLA Senior Manager –
Commercial Services & Support, Conrad Reshantha, SLA Manager – eBusiness Development,

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